DFA aims to support progressive candidates with guidance, exposure, and especially resources such as political and advocacy training videos and a nationwide network of volunteers.
These training videos on how to run a successful, people powered campaign, be it for a specific candidate or a general issue.
Many such videos are available on their YouTube channel.
- ===Brand New Congress https://brandnewcongress.org/===
- ===Our Revolution https://ourrevolution.com/===
One of the most powerful nationwide organizations with over 500 local chapters, Our Revolution is a massive network of grassroots volunteers and staff who seek to endorse, support, and provide resources for Progressive candidates, as well as coordinate with other organizations in order to ensure effectiveness of the grassroots movement.
- ===Political Revolution https://political-revolution.com===
Similar to Our Revolution but less formal.
Seemingly the most organized and powerful anti-corruption organization. Working in cooperation with Our Revolution. Kentucky Actress Jennifer Lawrence is their spokesperson.
- ===Revolution Messaging - Daily Action https://revolutionmessaging.com/cases/daily-action===
Subscription to receive a brief text message about one quick action which includes the tools to have your voice heard.
- ===Progressive Coders Network http://www.progcode.co/===
A network of Website and Application developers, some of whom were exceptionally instrumental during the Sanders Campaign, with many incredible projects in the works. Such as:
GrassrootsPB: a phonebanking service
Carpool Vote: Connects volunteer drivers with anybody who needs a ride - to the polls or voter I.D. office.
SwingLeft.org: “Don’t despair! Mobilize!”
RevHub: Aims to solve and streamline the volunteer pipeline, by providing a clear path from a spectator to activist
- ===Progressive Democrats of America http://pdamerica.org/===
An organization with Local Chapters, downloadable resources, Calls to Action, Calendar of Events, an informative Blog, a list of important Issues, and more. It’s worth a look.
- ===MoveOn.org: Democracy in Action===
Major non-partisan progressive network or organization.
- ===Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) http://boldprogressives.org/===
An organization to assist Progressive Candidates as well as push Progressive Legislation, this group has close ties with Senator Elizabeth Warren.
- ===Knock Every Door https://knockeverydoor.org===
A good group to help organize and publicize a canvassing.
Emphasises the usefulness of the “Listening Canvass”, the goal of which is to let the voter speak about what’s important to them.
- ===Indivisible https://www.indivisibleguide.com/===
- ===The Resistance Manual http://www.resistancemanual.org===
Basically the Wikipedia of resources for the Resistance.
- ===The Working Families Party http://workingfamilies.org/===
- ===The Resistance Calendar https://www.resistancecalendar.org===
- ===Coalition to Protect Healthcare http://www.protecthealthcare.org/===
- ===Healthcare-Now https://www.healthcare-now.org===
- ===Greenpeace Greenwire https://greenwire.greenpeace.org/===
- A national resource and strategy center that supports sitting State Legislators in advancing and defending Progressive policies across the Country.
- ===S.T.A.R.T. - Study. Think. Act. Respond Together http://www.startguide.org/===
Has the largest list of organizations I’ve ever seen!
- ===People’s Action https://peoplesaction.org/===
People's Action is a new organization of more than a million people in 32 states working to end structural racism and sexism, democratize the economy, and ensure everyone’s voice is heard in our political system.
Similar to others in that they support particular Candidates as well as push for Progressive Legislation, but People’s Action also offers training programs for individuals, groups, and small organizations.
They also run a regular Blog at OurFuture.org
Politically Neutral & Legislative ResourcesEdit
- ===OpenSecrets http://www.opensecrets.org/===
Find out exactly where each candidate got their funding, as well as information about every PAC and Super PAC.
- ===VoteSmart Project http://votesmart.org/===
A mega-resource to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans by way of rigorous policies to ensure a political balance.
Issue Positions (Political Courage Test) - Measures candidates' willingness to provide voters with their positions on the issues they will most likely face if elected.
Interest Group Ratings - Despite their bias, special interest group ratings can help indicate where an incumbent has stood on a particular set of issues.
Public Statements - Just type in a word, say; 'immigration' and all public utterances containing the word 'immigration' will appear.
Campaign Finances - How much money did your representatives raise and from whom?
Also includes educational material & resources both for use in schools, as well as to help those new to the political system.
Massive resource for statistics on a variety of issues. How does money flow in and out of the government? Who are “The People”? What is the impact of the government? What are the questions to ask?
Track all goings-on in Congress, from new builds, schedules, congressmen, statistics, etc. A fantastic tool for researching government and holding lawmakers accountable.
- ===IssueVoter https://issuevoter.org/===
Follow issues and be alerted when bills are proposed in Congress, as well as submit one's opinion to one's Representative before voting takes place.
Both a website and a mobile app that keeps you up to date on current legislation while giving you an opportunity to directly inform your Representatives of your opinion on pending bills and issues.
Also allows for conversation among fellow constituents as well as utilizing resources from various advocacy organisations.
GetCountable.com - Download the mobile APP
- ===HeadCount https://www.headcount.org/===
a non-partisan organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy.
- ===ProPublica https://www.propublica.org===
Mission Statement: To expose abuses of power and betrayals of the public trust by government, business, and other institutions, using the moral force of investigative journalism to spur reform through the sustained spotlighting of wrongdoing.
Includes a section called “Get Involved” where readers can find resources and contribute to news stories.
- ===POPVOX https://popvox.com/===
Fantastic tool for following legislation, contacting one’s Legislators, finding organizations which share one’s convictions, as well as discovering resources to be help lead one’s own community in political and humanitarian action.
A powerful tool to wage issue based campaigns utilising petitions, now with the added feature of optional fundraising attached to the petition.
More tools available than just petitions.
- ===Regulations.gov ===
Your Voice In Federal Decision Making
Multiple avenues to keep up with, learn about, and have a say in the rules & regulations of several industries & facets of our Country.
- ===Nextdoor http://nextdoor.com===
A national social network and mobile APP specifically for neighborhoods.
- ===National People’s Action===
- ===Avaaz - The World in Action===
International Activist Organization
- ===Everyday Democracy: Ideas & Tools for Community Change https://www.everyday-democracy.org===
A collection of resources geared especially for Cities and Neighborhoods.
- ===Let America Vote https://www.letamericavote.org/action/===
Detailed site for action on protecting voters’ rights.
- ===Center For Community Change https://www.communitychange.org===
Resources to empower low-income people to bring about positive change in their communities.
- ===OurStoriesOurPower.org ===
where anyone can share their own personal story, by video or in writing, relating to a host of issues.
- ===Rules Online & ParliPro http://www.rulesonline.com/ http://www.parlipro.org/===